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Being mortal : medicine and what matters in the end / Atul Gawande.

Gawande, Atul, author. (Author).
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780805095159 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 0805095152 (hbk.)
  • Physical Description: 282 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt and Company, 2014.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note: The independent self -- Things fall apart -- Dependence -- Assistance -- A better life -- Letting go -- Hard conversations -- Courage.
Summary, etc.: Gawande, a practicing surgeon, addresses his profession's ultimate limitation, arguing that quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families of the terminally ill.
Subject: Terminal care.
Critical care medicine.
Aging > Physiological aspects.
Quality of life.

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